COVID-19 Testing

Testing Locations

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Testing Chart

DISCLAIMER: This Information changes often and quickly. For up to date info, please visit https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place or contact your preferred site directly!

NC DHHS Testing

Information from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services including a way to check your symptoms, up to date information an testing locations throughout the State, and Frequently Asked Questions about testing.

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing  

Who Should Get Tested?

North Carolina is focused on rapidly increasing testing of people who may not currently have symptoms, but may have been exposed to COVID-19. NCDHHS released updated guidance for doctors and clinicians on who should be tested for COVID-19.

This includes: 

  • Anyone with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19.
  • Close contacts of known positive cases, regardless of symptoms.
  • Groups of some of the populations with higher risk of exposure or a higher risk of severe disease if they become infected. People in these groups should get tested if they believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms.   
    • People who live in or have regular contact with high-risk settings (e.g., long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility, migrant farmworker camp).
    • People from historically marginalized populations who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. This fact sheet provides best practices for community testing in historically marginalized populations.
    • Frontline and essential workers (grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, child care workers, construction sites, processing plants, etc.)
    • Health care workers or first responders.
    • People who are at higher risk of severe illness.
    • People who have attended protests, rallies, or other mass gatherings could have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or could have exposed others.

Most people who get COVID-19 recover without needing medical care. If you are experiencing severe, life threating symptoms (for example, severe difficulty breathing, altered thinking, blue lips), seek immediate medical care or call 9-1-1.

Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. A viral test tells someone if they currently have COVID-19. It is also called a diagnostic test. An antibody test tells someone if they had the virus before.

More info: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing is the identification and monitoring of all persons who might have been exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19. If you are COVID-19 positive or if you are contacted about having been exposed, you are not in trouble. Contract Tracers want to help by providing guidance to keep you and everyone around you healthy.

Contact Tracing - EnglishContact Tracers Will:

  • Tell you about your risk
  • Tell you how to monitor your symptoms
  • Help connect you to resources and support you may need
  • Keep your information confidential
  • Ask for your date of birth

Contact Tracers Will Not:

  • Ask for your social security number
  • Ask for your bank information

This document from NC DHHS provides a full picture of the contact tracing process from testing onward.  Available in English and Spanish.

Contact Tracing Flow Chart - English pg 1

Contact Tracing Flow Chart - English pg 2